Pastor Gary and his wife, Linda, have been happily married for almost four decades, have two adult children who love the Lord, and five grandchildren. He is a graduate of LIFE Pacific College, and is ordained through the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. Pastor Gary has been in full-time ministry since 1980 and the senior pastor at Crossroads for over 21 years. Pastor Gary preaches Biblically sound messages using a theologically conservative approach. He believes in making Scriptural principles easy to understand with a practical application. More than programs, systems, or numeric growth, Pastor Schlenz’ passion is for individuals to become disciples of Jesus Christ. Although he is, at times, very entertaining, his messages instruct, correct, challenge, and even rebuke. As he is fond of saying, “Christianity isn’t for wimps. Truly giving your heart to Christ will challenge you to the core.” If you are serious about becoming Jesus’ disciple, Crossroads, and Pastor Gary are committed to helping you in, and through, the process.